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Poster: mystified Date: Mar 7, 2007 1:11pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Audio Paintings-- new at Treetrunk

In February of 2007, longtime friend / collaborator / painter Sandy Spreitz introduced an idea to me that I could not ignore. He offered to paint 2 paintings for me, with a total of 4 elemental subjects, and asked for me to design music for the paintings. The first painting was to represent the elements "earth" and "air", the second "water" and "fire". Further, as Mr. Spreitz created his paintings, he promised to listen to music by mystified. The music written for these paintings suits, in a strange way, not just their product but their process.

This fact is even more correct in that Mr. Spreitz allowed me a special sneak peak at the 2 paintings while they were in the works. I paid special attention to his process of layering, of coloring, of brushstrokes, of textures. To me the paintings themselves are and will remain more exciting than my accompanying music, but I hope you will at least find the music to be interesting and relaxing.

The four pieces were created, incidentally, using layers of found sounds from my apartment in Saint Louis and from my shortwave radio.